The evolution of blogging has been interesting to me. I use to celebrate all sorts of milestones on my blogs. Now that we’re 10 years and over 10,000 blog posts into my healthcare IT blogging career, I sometimes take for granted what each blog accomplishes. I’ll try and fix that by covering a few of the latest stats for EMR and EHR:
- 4.6 million pageviews
- 1,789 blog posts
- 3,887 comments
- Average of 4.9 blog posts/week
Looks like my first post on EMR and EHR was way back on April 30, 2009. I’m pretty proud of what we’ve built at EMR and EHR over the past 7 years. Ironically, I actually started this blog for a guy named Jamie. I was busy blogging over on EMR and HIPAA. 5 blog posts in he got a new job which didn’t leave him the time to blog, so I took it over and have been blogging on it with a group of other amazing writers ever since.
A year or so after I started EMR and EHR, I almost sold the blog for $50k. Considering the revenue this blog has generated since then and what it’s worth, I’m glad I chose not to sell it at the time.
Speaking of which, I’ve been lucky to have hundreds of great healthcare IT and EHR companies support this blog over the years. We started off largely selling EHR display ads and they still do quite well for us since our readers are often looking for the right EHR and healthcare solutions. Since then we’ve really expanded our healthcare IT marketing options to things like email marketing and sponsored content.
Thanks to the hundreds of advertisers that have and continue to support the work we do covering the healthcare IT and EHR industry. Plus, I can’t express my gratitude enough for the millions of readers who have visited EMR and EHR. Especially the many people who have shared our content, corrected our mistakes, extended the conversation, shared us on social media, and helped us continue to be the go to place for what’s happening in healthcare IT.
Here’s looking forward to another 7 years of excitement. I can only imagine where EHR and health IT will be 7 years from now. That’s what makes this field so exciting.